The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF), a national nonprofit that raises awareness, supports programs, and drives research to build greater understanding for brain-related trauma and disease, announced today back-to-back fundraising events for research and programming to improve quality of life for children and adults with brain tumors, our nation’s battle-wounded soldiers, and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Trauma Brain Injury (TBI).
“The Tug McGraw Celebrity Pro Am Sporting Clay Tournament continues to be an event that artists, athletes, and our Nashville community look forward to every year,” said Tim McGraw, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actor. “The work of the TMF allows Tug’s memory and spirit to live on. I know he would be very proud that they have expanded the original mission by supporting programs that help veterans and their families suffering from PTSD and TBI, as well as helping athletes that have suffered brain trauma. My family and I are very grateful to the fans, friends, professionals, and other celebrities that give their time, assistance, and philanthropy in support of this meaningful organization.”
On Monday, June 8, 2015 the TMF will host an An Evening in the Songwriters Round, emceed by writer, producer and Great American Country host, and SiriusXM radio host, Storme Warren at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee. A portion of the proceeds from the Songwriters Round will be directed to the International Mental Health Research Organization’s (IMHRO) One Mind Institute.
United States combat marine veteran Marcus Fox will kick off this extraordinary evening with his song “I’m Still Coming Home,” which earned the 2014 Nashville Independent Music Award Song of the Year. Some of Nashville’s leading singers/songwriters will then share the stage and trade off playing their original songs. The round includes: Mark Irwin, Lance Miller, Brad Warren, Brett Warren, and special guest Charles Esten (Deacon) from the hit TV show, “Nashville.”
Tickets for this event will go fast, so make reservations early. Tickets and sponsorships are available. Reservations can be made online here, or by phone (707) 947-7122.
Already sold-out, The 4th Annual Tug McGraw Foundation Celebrity Sporting Clay Pro-Am will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Nashville Gun Club in Nashville, Tennessee. Sponsored by Tarver Land Development and course sponsor First Data, the event will feature an exciting array of celebrities from the music, sports, and professional sporting clay communities, all vying for a chance to be crowned champions.
An all-star lineup of celebrities will participate including Tim McGraw, Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, Rodney Atkins, Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope (winner of “The Voice” Season 3), Mike Fisher (of the NHL Nashville Predators), ESPN’s John Kruk, Andy Griggs, Andy Ross, Chase Bryant, Christopher Close, Craig Campbell, John McDermott, Lance Miller, Chris Lucas, Preston Brust (of the LoCash Cowboys), BIG 98 Midday Personality Amy Paige, and Headline Country host Storme Warren.
“I am excited and extremely honored to be a part of this cause and to lend my voice to the Tug McGraw Foundation,” said Joe Montana. “I have been a huge fan of both Tim and Faith for years and can honestly say that the immense energy that they give on stage is only a fraction of what they devote to the Tug McGraw Foundation. I had the pleasure of meeting Tug a few years back, and am happy to be here to honor his memory in a fun-spirited way that is so true to his character.”
The exclusive star-studded event is a sporting clay shooting competition between 17 teams consisting of four shooters, a pro, and a celebrity. There will be great food and a post event awards cocktail reception. For more information about becoming a sponsor of the event, please visit www.tugmcgraw.org.